While in prison on a false blasphemy charge, Imran's mother died.
While in prison on a false blasphemy charge, Imran's mother died.
Feb. 25, 2021 | Pakistan

Imran Released After Decade-Long Imprisonment

[278] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Imran Ghafur.

Imran Ghafur, who spent more than 10 years in prison on a false blasphemy charge, was acquitted and released late last year. During his 10 years in prison, Imran fought the blasphemy charge through the court system with multiple delays. In Nov. 2020, a scheduled hearing was delayed without explanation, but on Dec. 8, the court acquitted Imran of all charges, and he was released to his family on Christmas Day. He is currently in hiding as extremists who are angry about the court’s decision continue to issue threats. Shortly before Imran was acquitted, his brother Naveen told VOM workers, “You have been helping us since 2010, and we are grateful. In our area, due to corona, many people are jobless and don’t have food to eat. God is our helper through you.” Continue to pray for Imran and his family as they prepare for the future.

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  • Thank you for Imran's faith in you. I pray for every believer in prison that they would know they are not alone. I pray for Imran that you would give him direction as to where you are calling him Lord and you'd give him courage to obey wherever you lead him. May he be filled with your Spirit and the joy of the Lord. Bless and guide all his family God
    Becky G - New Zealand
  • Thank you, Jesus, for Imran Ghafur's release. Help him and his family as he rebuilds his life. Give him a future and a hope. Help him to be able to heal and forgive those who stole so much from him.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless Imran and his family, and all believers in Pakistan. Keep them safe and bless them with wisdom in knowing what actions to take. Bless this nation, and all who persecute you there, please Lord, giving them thoughts, dreams and visions of you that many will come to know and love you. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father, thank You for our brother and his steadfast witness for You. We praise You for his release! Thank You also for Your abundant provision for his family during his imprisonment and for Your ongoing protection over them now. Lord Jesus, bless this family mightily for what they have endured for Your sake. May they feel Your presence around them.
    Gina A - USA
  • Thank you, thank you, Father for freeing Imran. Please keep him safe and let him be restored to health. Guide him and other Christians in the hostile environment.
    michele r - USA
  • God, thank you. We must trust that You will redeem the time that Imran was in prison. You, Father, must do this. Who do we turn to by to You. Thank you that you will do this. Amen.
    Gustav J - USA
  • Please provide for Imran and his family. Please guide their steps forward. May they be fruitful for you.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • FAther, I thank you that Imran has been released. There are many heartaches that have happened through hit imprisonment, but help Imran to know that you hold all these things and are always working your perfect will even through the most difficult times. Please bring healing and strength to Imran, giving him much wisdom in this time of danger.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father God, Thank You for Imran's commitment to You, and for his faithful witness while in prison. May those who came into Your kingdom, be strong & bold for Jesus. Protect him, give peace and provide for him and the family. Change the hearts of those seeking revenge. Holy Spirit, reveal Yourself to these enemies and change their lives for Your glory.
    Linda K - USA
  • Please console my brother in Pakistan who had to face the loss of his mother without being there for her in the last moments she was on Earth to the foolishness of others. Send your peace his way and make him a great witness to the works you can do for others and through others. Also bless the people there with more food and other necessities, amen.
    Angela L - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, please allow Imran to come out of hiding. Please protect him and his family. Please continue to provide for them. We love them, and are so sorry that Imran was imprisoned, but are glad he is now out. Jesus, please continue to work in Pakistan, and defeat the Devil. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Alice D - USA
  • Dear Father, I thank you for the release of Imran. We know it is You who freed him on Christmas day. Thank you that you can redeem the (10) years that the locusts have eaten while he was in prison for a crime he did not commit. I ask you to continue to provide for Imran and his family and prepare for the future. Thank you that You are Jehovah Jireh!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our Father, Adonai, Lord, as brothers and sisters in Christ we glorify You for faithfulness of Imran and family. We ask that they will continue to seek You, place a hedge of protection on them, angels to directly serve them and provision for them. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, I lift up my dear brother Imran & may he be comforted over the passing of hismother. Praises to You for his release & may his life be restored for the years that were lost. Let him choose grace, forgiveness, and peace. May he be reminded Your covering is on him wherever he goes in Jesus Name. Draw the extremists to You in Jesus Name.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Thank you Lord that Imran was sustained by you while in prison and is now freed! Keep him safe. Help him and his family to know what to do for the future. Praying for help for the church in Pakistan. Help the believers remain strong though persecuted and intimidated.
    margaret m - USA
  • I thank you, Lord God, that Imran has been released. Please protect him and allow him to be in a safe place. Please protect his family. Help them to have all they need. Please provide for them. I pray for the people in Pakistan and ask that your gospel will go out in great power and draw many into the kingdom of Jesus Christ. In Jesus's name, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord we thank You for your mercy and Your Grace. Thank You that he is out of prison!!! May the taste of freedom be sweet! Lord keep him safe, as he is in danger and cannot move about freely and they are looking for him. Lord deliver him from ruthless and arrogant killers!! We bless his family and him as he seeks You! In Jesus Name Amen
    Denise K - USA
  • Heavenly Father,
    We thank Thee for wonderfully guiding your child while in prison on fabricated charges of blasphemy which the accusers are doing without the knowledge of the true Saviour Jesus the Lord. Please provide your child Imran with safety and security which is not humanly possible. Please bless his family. Amen
    Samuel S - Australia
  • Dear LORD, thank You for the release of Imran. What a journey this continues to be. Renew and refresh Imran. Give him and his family wisdom regarding each step. May others see the goodness of God thru Naveen, Imran and other faithful servants. Bless the court for this decision. Quell the animosity of others. Pierce the darkness with light and love.
    Peg B - USA
  • Dear Lord praise God for his release justice has prevailed! Glory to god! Also I pray for providing for this man and keep them strong in serving amen and please change the hearts of their enemies.
    Sherry S - USA
  • Thanks Lord for our brother released.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord we praise You for the freedom of Imran and we pray for his safety and the safety of his family. We pray that those who want to harm him would be captivated by Jesus and choose to listen to Imran instead. We pray Lord for his family that they would earnestly seek You and hold Your promises near to their hearts for encouragement.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord, thank you for being beside Imran & his family throughout his imprisonment. Thank you for keeping them strong & walking in faith. Thank you for his release! We know you have work for him & we ask that you continue to walk with him, protect him, & guide him on his path. You're our redeemer & you have plans to prosper us! We praise you Jesus!
    Sharon W - USA
  • Heavenly Father, bless and protect Imran and his fellow believers. Eradicate the Corona virus from Pakistan, and from the entire earth! Provide sustenance for the people of Pakistan, and open their hearts to Your Word. In the name of Christ Jesus, Amen!
    Linda R - USA
  • Praise and Glory to you God for the release of Imran! I lift him and his family up to you and pray you continue to bless them and provide for their needs. I lift Naveen up for blessings too.
    Ginger B - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Imran and family. We ask that they continue to build Your temple spiritually and physically. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels sent directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • God, please give strength & courage to Imran & his family. Please provide them with the essential comforts that they need to survive. I am sorry for your loss, Imran. Paul wrote in Philippians 4:19; "And my God will liberally supply your every need according to His riches in glory in Jesus Christ". Stay Strong. You will have Eternal Life.
    Tracy H - USA
  • Dear Lord, You know what Imran and his family have suffered and all they are still going through. I ask that you would bring each of them your healing and blessing, and provide for their physical and spiritual needs. I ask you to use Imran's life to show others your truth. Help Imran and his family to be aware of you walking beside them daily. Amen
    Julie S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Imran & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May Imran stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give Imran & his family wisdom as they prepare for the future. May these blasphemy laws be repealed. Bring the extremists threatening him to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I praise you for getting Imran out of prison! Please continue to bless him and his family, Please help Imran to continue to preach the Gospel and not be afraid of the enemy. I thank you God for this victory! Amen!
    Brian E - USA
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